This month was pretty special and it is not over just yet.
We met your Indian Uncle Afshaad and his wife Sheerma. We had dinner at the Water Club and they thought that for your age you were well behaved.
We visited Abuela Maggie and Abuelo Hector at their house while Papa helped Payasa Agapita and Che-Che at a birthday party in Guayanilla. Your Dad bought a camera for business purposes and it really made a difference on the website for Payasa Agapita aka Bianca. By the time you learn how to read this, you will know the truth. lol.
We spent a nice day with them and the dogs. Juanga stayed at the house and he was barking up a storm because I left the sliding open enough for him to get out but he couldn’t get back in and Liz was worried and felt bad because the idiot neighbors were yelling up at him. Anyway we capped our day with Maria del Carmen and Carlos Juan. We learned that Tania their dog died which was pretty sad but they are doing well and loved your visit.
We also incorporated Pepe, The Elf on the Shelf. We started reading a book about it two weeks before December. We used him as something fun and you looked for him every day. We did take a picture with Santa but you were not too happy because the photographer scared the shit out of you with an Elmo doll. So Papa sat with you in the picture and I watched all the crap we carried around that day. We were supposed to take the picture with your Abuelita and Tio Tito but that did not happen.
We made lots of crafts for decorating starting at the end of November. We made salt dough ornaments, cornstarch clay ornaments, we kept the cornstarch balls around to play with too in the fridge, we actually gave out the clay ornaments as gifts. We m
ade trees out of recycled cardboard for the building and for the house. We made ornaments for lobby and even a tree for the hallway. We decorated your door with a christmas tree and snowflakes. We even made gingerbread men for our door and Riccardo’s door. He went away to Italy for Christmas and won’t be back until February. But you continue to play with him as well when we get the chance.
We painted canvasses as gifts and even recycled doggie bags as gift bags. We did lots of crafting so much that towards the end of the month, we took it easy lol
We met up with Alex and Wandick and you met Diego and Gustavo for the first time at the Conquistador where Liz has her shop. You spent the time in the pool with Alex and loved it. When you actually first met Alex, you ran to him as if you had seen him so many times it was actually quite magical.
We have our little routines that we have been doing for the last several months We go shopping for food, then the mall, then to Starbucks for your muffin and our coffee. One day we went buy another Best Buy ( we would go into the entrance of Plaza Carolina through Best Buy) and you said you wanted to do their to get muffins. As you will know later on, it was an electronics store where we would get your movies from.
You still hate when we laugh loud and are telling us to lower our voices. You come up with the funniest things and still scream if you don’t get your way but that is part of growing up. Mom still needs to learn how to control herself and you quickly remind me of this when you put me in check. With dad’s help of course.
Your Abuela Sylvette is around and we saw her at a Christmas Concert. You were mesmerized by the kids singing and playing instruments. You behaved really well and we ended coming back really late. The concert was in Ponce and we were invited by Tio Tito and Abuelita Lydia.
I celebrated my 40th birthday with you pushing me around on a scooter we bought you after we saw you trying to scoot around on a wooden truck set we bought you. It was a pretty quiet day.
Christmas Eve we were here and by surprise, Cirene called your dad because Lilly a store owner of a children’s place had a table and four chairs for you. Unfortunately she closed her store Everything But Match down and we were the new owners of her table. Your dad had also suggested to Tio Tito to buy you a wooden desk we had seen on Amazon and so our living room at this moment is filled with your furniture lol. Christmas Day you played for eight hours straight with your legos set. No joke. Pteradactyl and Cinderella with the white dress accompanied Nabil the lego man. That is the name we gave him. We got you several movies but you were hooked on the legos.
We celebrated your birthday together by coloring your own Birthday Banner with Peppa Pig and lots of balloons. We bought you a Peppa Pig book, I painted you a Peppa Pig portrait, Nick our client and his wife Elena sent you from NYC a Peppa Pig blanket. I made you cupcakes and we stayed home working for a bit before going out to eat at PF Chang’s with Bianca and Fernando. They also made a special birthday video for you. I cried when I saw it and your dad wrote a beautiful post on his blog. We took a walk on the beach and your dad took some great pictures of you. I colored in Peppa printable for your door and I printed a mask of Peppa. I rode on your scooter chasing after you and you were screaming
This month was also rainy and with the new camera dad got some great shots of you. We saw you go from taking toys and not talking just bouncing them around, to having full fledged consversations. You were into playing with cinderella, dinosaurs, and cars. You loved all the new movies like Brave and Rapunzel. We also took you to see Frozen. So much music and you sat quiet the whole time eating popcorn.
We may not have lots of material things to give people place so much importance on for holidays and birthdays, that they forget about all the special moments. You blew out your first birthday candle at PF Chang’s with a big chocolate cake that we ate between you Bianca, Fernando, and I.
The month is not over because we still have New Year’s Eve. I think we will be here as well.